AISZ Upper School looks forward to the Upper School Unity Days, which are held each year in the fall. The Unity Trip always an enjoyable experience for both students and the accompanying staff. Not only will the students experience a rich variety of educational activities outside the classroom setting, they will also have an opportunity to get to know each other and truly become a team.
AISZ partners with quality outdoor adventure providers aiming to encourage people to discover and develop their potential and to create a better world for themselves and others. The Unity Trips challenge our students outdoors as they overcome problem solving tasks and orientation dilemmas, trying a range of activities such as rock climbing, hiking and contributing with community service work.
The Unity Trips allow AISZ students to demonstrate the IB Learner Profile:
I develop my natural curiosity. I acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. I actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout my life.
I explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, I acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
I exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
I understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. I work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
I act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. I take responsibility for my own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
I understand and appreciate my own culture, and be open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. I seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and be willing to grow from theexperience.
I show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. I have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
I approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. I am brave and articulate in defending my beliefs.
I understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for myself and others.
I give thoughtful consideration to my own learning and experience. I am able to assess and understand my strengths and limitations in order to support my learning and personal development.